Broad Bridge Street (1915)

1915 on (Broad) Bridge Street close to Town Bridge. The efforts to erect the shop canopy in the foreground come courtesy of Herbert’s Juvenile Outfitters.

Bridge Street Construction (1962)

Bridge Street in 1962 with the Marks & Spencer store being constructed between Halfords (right) and the original Woolworths store (left).

Bridge Street Construction (1970)

Bridge Street in 1970 with the new Woolworths (now TKMaxx) building taking shape alongside and totally dwarfing the older premises of MacFisheries. Across the road to the left is Morleys.

Brierleys & Bridge Street

Crowds on a busy (Broad) Bridge Street with Brierleys in the foreground left. Image dates to the mid 1960s.

Broad Bridge Street

The photographer didn’t quite nail this one but still a wonderful and early shot along Broad Bridge Street and taken from close to Town Bridge.


Coronation Procession (1911)

A procession on (Broad) Bridge Street to celebrate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary on 22nd June 1911 and photographed from an upper floor of the old Golden Lion Hotel.

SA Caster, Broad Bridge Street

A wonderfully eclectic Edwardian postcard showing the Third Floor Boot Room of leather merchant Sam Caster’s store on Broad Bridge Street.

Jauncey’s Cutlery & Tools Store (1934)

Three generations of Jaunceys traded from their Broad Bridge Street premises dating back to at least the very early 1800s. The Tudor half-timbered shop itself dated back even further.

This photo appeared in the Peterborough Advertiser in 1934 when the shop was run by 42 year old George Henry Jauncey. The person in the lower image is his 68 year old father of the same name standing alongside his tool sharpening barrow as featured in the lower image.

Carolas Dance Orchestra (c.1932)

Peterborough’s Carolas Dance Orchestra captured performing in the city around 1932. The venue was the ballroom at the Angel Hotel on Bridge Street.

The band was formed by Tommy Joyce, pictured far left.

Edwardian Narrow Street

A wonderfully atmospheric and Dickensian view along one side of Narrow (Bridge) Street looking up towards Market Place.